Two new facial fillers on market

March 4, 2009 4:18:50 PM PST
The world of cosmetic wrinkle fillers has several new additions, and will likely get more crowded in the future.

Two new wrinkle fillers have quietly come onto the market.

Evolence offers a new twist on collagen injections.

It comes from pigs, not cows though, so it's a much closer match to human collagen.

That means patients don't need tests ahead of time to see if they'll have a reaction.

Evolence was developed by an Israeli company, and has gone to the trouble of getting a rabbinical kosher certification, meaning it is acceptable for Orthodox Jews. OrthoNeutrogena is marketing it in the United States.

Dr. Davis says Evolence has been on the European market since 2004, with no known cases of bad reactions.

The second filler, Prevelle, has hyaluronic acid to plump up wrinkles, plus lidocaine - a numbing agent.

Dr. Steve Davis, a plastic surgeon in Cherry Hill, says that will be a plus for many clients.

"They're not going to have as much discomfort as with some of the other products," he says.

Dawn Sabatino told Action News she'd had Restylane to smooth a few wrinkles before, and found it painful, even with a nerve block anesthetic.

"I want something with a little less downtime, and and little less painful," she told us.

Both products are approved for nasolabial folds, those "smile lines" that often deepen with age. But doctors say they'll work well in other places too, such as the lips.

Neither filler is permanent, another plus for many clients, says Dr. Davis.

"In case I didn't like the way my lips looked, it's going to be gone in about 3 months," he says.

The prices for Evolence and Prevelle are about the same as other fillers, such as Restylane.

Dr. Davis says several other facial fillers are in the testing, or pre-approval phases.

For more information on Evolence, click here.

For more on Prevelle, follow this link.

For information on Dr. Davis, go to this site.

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